2014 warmest year yet

2014 was the warmest year on record, with global temperatures 0.7C (1.2F) above the long-term average. 14 of the 15 warmest years on record have now occurred since 2000.

The analysis was published today by US government scientists at NASA and NOAA. See the BBC report for further details.

Also see NOAA’s selected climate events and anomalies for 2014.